Japanese Cottons

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are on a four-month sabbatical in Sendai, Japan. My brother-in-law is a professor at Texas A&M and is collaborating with some colleagues on a special project there. My sister-in-law knows I love to quilt and offered to do a little shopping for me. I asked for some cottons and told her to pick some that she really liked. In the mail came these:
A fun selvage for the person in my round robin bee who wants selvages in her block 😉
The cutting slip from the Daiei Department Store in Sendai.
I have never seen a fabric quite like this.  My sister-in-law said it is very traditional Japanese cotton.  It is slightly heavier than a good grade quilt shop fabric, but it is very soft.  It is cotton, but it has a nubby texture like raw silk.  The colors are bright but in a subtle way.  Lovely.  Good job, Kate!
Now the pressure is on to find a pattern to showcase these beautiful prints.
  (Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but I am making it for Kate).

2 thoughts on “Japanese Cottons”

  1. It’s called “dobby” fabric, and it’s to die for. It’s great for quilts, bags and clothes. Lucky you! Check out fabrictales.com if you want to get even more authentic Japanese fabrics. NAYY. They have a huge selection, and the S&H isn’t horrendous, considering it’s coming from Japan.

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